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Samuel W. Zwickel

Staff writer Samuel W. Zwickel can be reached at samuel.zwickel@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @samuel_zwickel.

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William F. Lee
Admissions

Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee Serving as Lead Trial Lawyer in Affirmative Action Lawsuit

Lee has been a member of the 13-person Harvard Corporation since 2010. He is also a partner at WilmerHale, the law firm representing the University in the lawsuit.

Fanfare at the Activities Fair
Admissions

Sunny Skies and Plentiful Programming Greet Eager Prefrosh

With red lanyards around their necks, nearly 1,400 prospective members of Harvard’s Class of 2022 explored campus during the 2018 iteration of Visitas.

Grafton Street
College

Classroom to Table Shuts Down After Reaching Funding Limit

The closure comes shortly after the initiative announced new restrictions for the spring 2018 semester.

William F. Lee
Admissions

Corporation Fellow Bill Lee Calls DOJ Involvement in Admissions Lawsuit 'Unnecessary'

Lee's criticism comes on the heels of the Justice Department’s Friday filing, in which the federal agency argued for the unsealing of data related to Harvard's admissions process.

Harvard Admissions
Admissions

Portion of Redacted Harvard Admissions Data Will Become Public

A small portion of redacted Harvard admissions data—including applicants’ files and internal correspondence between admissions officers—will likely soon become public.

Minorities Admit Rates Ivies
Admissions

Admissions Rates at Record Low Across Ivy League, Stanford, MIT

MIT, Stanford, and every member of the Ivy League, with the exception of Yale, set record-low rates for admission to the Class of 2022.

Admissions Office
Admissions

DOJ Calls for Unsealing of Harvard Admissions Data

The Department of Justice called for the unsealing of admissions data Harvard has repeatedly argued should remain private in an amicus brief the department filed Friday.

Admissions Office
College

In Clashing Briefs, Harvard and SFFA Duel Over Confidential Status of Admissions Data

Students for Fair Admissions cited strong public interest and a “strong presumption of public access” in the case, claiming both considerations outweigh Harvard’s stated need for privacy.

Admissions Office
Student Life

Admitted Students React with Shock, Gratitude

A record-low 4.59 percent of applicants to Harvard College’s Class of 2022 received offers of admission this year, prompting shock and excitement from admits.

Grafton Street Pub & Grill
College

Classroom to Table Downsizes, Still Faces Budget Concerns

These changes come in light of increasing interest from the student body; the number of student requests to participate in the program rose between fall 2016 and fall 2017.

Harvard Acceptance Rate, Class of 2022
Admissions

Record-Low 4.59 Percent of Applicants Accepted to Harvard Class of 2022

The College offered 1,962 of 42,749 applicants spots in the Class of 2022. This year marks the first time Harvard’s admission rate has ever dipped below 5 percent.

Admissions Office
College Finance

Harvard College Enrollment Costs Rise 3 Percent for 2018-2019

The cost of attendance for Harvard College will be $67,580 for the 2018-2019 academic year, an increase of about 3 percent—or $1,971—from the previous year.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Tentative Jan. 2019 Date Set for Admissions Lawsuit Trial

Allison D. Burroughs, a U.S. district court judge who is hearing the case in Boston, laid out a timeline for forthcoming stages of the lawsuit.

Admissions Office
College

Harvard Applicants No Longer Required to Submit SAT, ACT Writing Scores

​Harvard College will no longer require applicants to submit scores from the optional writing portions of the ACT and SAT beginning with the Class of 2023.

Admissions Office
College

Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Could Be Heard in Summer 2018

A pending lawsuit alleging Harvard’s admissions policies discriminate against Asian Americans may go to trial as early as July, according to a Friday case filing.

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